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The Impact of Brazil’s Virtual Herbarium in e-Science

By Dora Ann Lange Canhos1, Sidnei de Souza1, Alexandre Marino1, Vanderlei Perez Canhos1, and Leonor Costa Maia2 1Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental – CRIA 2Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE Summary: Herbarium, a collection of preserved samples of plants and fungi and associated data, is key documentation of the biodiversity of the past and an […]

WORKING BEYOND BORDERS: WHY WE NEED GLOBAL DIVERSITY IN SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS

Reposted from FORCE11 By Denisse Albornoz The session Working Beyond Borders was proposed by Cameron Neylon and Leslie Chan with the intent of raising critical conversations about the need to include non-Anglo-centric perspectives on scholarly communication. Moderated by Dominique Babini, Open Access researcher at the University of Buenos Aires and Coordinator of Research and Advocacy at […]

ASSESSING THE BENEFITS OF DATA SHARING: THE EXPERIENCE OF BRAZIL’S VIRTUAL HERBARIUM

By: Dora Ann Lange Canhos of CRIA SUMMARY: • Effective on-line sharing depends not only on the will to share data, but also on ensuring accessible infrastructure for users and data providers. • Independent herbaria contributing data for public sharing through the Virtual Herbarium Platform reported a variety of benefits – including increased recognition by their institutions, more involvement with […]